Important deadlinesIf you want to receive your diploma at the graduation ceremony, the following deadlines apply:
|Dates Internship & Thesis All Masters 2020-2021|
|30 Oct. 2020||1YMA NP: submit your choice (clinical or no clinical internship)|
|From 24 July 2021|
ntil 5 Sept. 2021
Summer vacation -> extended assessment period of max. 35 working days. For example: 26 July 2021 hand in -> 13 Sept. 2021 result.See detailed table at the bottom of this page.
|31 Aug. 2021|
Last date to submit your documents if you want to graduate this academic year 2020-2021
|15 Sept. 2021|
For supervisors: Last day to hand in all assessment forms. Final date can vary and depends on hand in date of thesis.
Timeline• Preparing for your internship, thesis and graduation
Preparing for your internship, thesis and graduation
|Step||Summary / more information|
|• Visit the information meetings||For each programme, sessions will be held.|
• 1-year master: mid september.
• Research Master: in January, dates to be announced.
• Forensic Master: in January, dates to be announced.
• Check your results in the student portal
Please report any mistakes or omissions.
|• Check if you received the “First Notification Graduation” e-mail.||The Board of Examiners sends you this email when you have a certain number of credits:|
• Bachelor: 174 out of 180 ECTS
• Master: 25 out of 60 ECTS
• Research Master: 100 out of 120 ECTS
• Forensic Master: 100 out of 120 ECTS
• Considering going abroad?
|Check the UM policy on internships abroad in Spring 2021 to find out whether you're allowed to do an internship in the region concerned.|
The International Relations office has information on grants. They do not provide internship places. See International Relations Office
|• Considering BAPD and/or GZ ?||Obtaining either of these certificates imposes additional requirements upon the internship. See 'BAPD/GZ option'.|
• Find a topic/institution for your internship
|See 'Research Internship > Finding a topic/place' |
and 'Clinical Internship > Finding a topic/place
• Discuss your plans with the internship
|See 'List of coordinators' |
[werk dit uit, rm pp niet verplicht .]
|• Find a 1st and 2nd internship supervisor||See 'Research Internship > Supervision and assessment' and|
'Clinical Internship > Supervision and assessment'
|Step||Summary & details|
|• Apply for internship|
Min. 4 weeks before the start of the internship
1) Complete the Backup PLan (incl. signatures).
• Return signed internship contract
Have the contract signed by the specialization internship coordinator and institutional supervisor. Send the whole signed contract & the Signed Back-Up plan to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without a signed contract and Backup plan, your internship wll be considered illegal. If this appears to be the case, your graduation will not be guaranteed.
|• Return signed permission statement|
Max. 2 weeks after starting your internship.
|This form will be printed along with your clinical internship contract|
|• Arrange ethical approval for research internship|
If your research takes place at FPN, you and your supervisor will submit your research proposal to the Ethics Review Committee Psychology and Neuroscience (ERCPN). If your research takes place at FHML, your supervisor there will inform you what the requirements are for ethical evaluation of your research.
In case you do an external internship (in the Netherlands or abroad) and that institute has its own Ethical Committee, then the ERCPN would like to receive proof of ethical approval by that committee.
• Upload your final version of the research proposal within 6 weeks after starting your internship.
Submit your proposal via dors-fpn.maastrichtuniversity.nl (except for MMH)
During and after the internship
|Step||Summary & details|
|• Do your internship|
|•Write your thesis and ask for feedback. |
Allow 4 weeks for reviewing
|Send the thesis to your supervisors and ask for feedback. Note that the supervisors might be on vacation, make arrangements to avoid any issues. |
|• Submit the approved final thesis||Upload the thesis via DorsWebApp (except for MMH). See 'Thesis'. |
|• Submit the clinical activities report||Max. 2 weeks after completing the internship.|
See Clinical Activities Report and Graduating for more information.
|Step||Deadline or turnaround time|
|Submitted your final work? Now deregister via studielink.||See the graduation procedure for details.|
If you do not de-register, you will stay registered until the end of the academic year (31 August). You are not automatically deregistered after your graduation, except if you graduate in June, July or August.
The months that you stay registered after your graduation date will be regarded as your second bachelor’s or master’s registration. This means you will be charged the high tuition fees of at least €708 per month. So be sure to file a de-registration request in Studielink as soon as you have submitted your last piece of academic work (i.e. exam or thesis). Don’t wait until you receive your results – that will be too late.
File a request for termination of registration via Studielink and log on to your Studielink account, go to 'mijn inschrijvingen' and select the study programme from which you wish to deregister. Fill out ‘graduation’ as reason for this termination.
The Student Service Centre (SSC) of UM will process this deregistration once your graduation has been processed by the Board of Examiners. This may seem strange, because you don’t know at this point whether you will actually pass this last exam and graduate. But it is very important to deregister at the right time.
The Board of Examiners establishes your graduation date as the last day of the month in which you meet all the programme requirements, are correctly registered and have paid your tuition fees. If you are still
|All credits obtained?|
|The graduation date is always set as the last day of the month in which the you have handed in the last work and in which all requirements regarding results, registration and payment are met.|
|Check your results in the student portal |
And check your personal details in
|Please report any mistakes or omissions.|
Please check your study results via the My UM portal . You should check your credits and grade and the titles of papers and theses, If you find any mistakes or omissions in the registration of your results, please report these errors as soon as possible via AskPsy. Please note that if a new transcript (list of exam subjects) has to be made due to unreported mistakes, the costs for this transcript will be charged to you.
Your official personal data on your diploma documents are derived from Studielink. Therefore, make sure that these data are listed correctly. Please note that incorrect personal data in Studielink will lead to an incorrect diploma. The costs of a new diploma (including supplement and transcript) will be charged to you. If there are mistakes in the registration of your personal details, please contact the Board of Examiners.
|Collect your diploma||See Collecting your diploma for details|
|Considering a new stuy abroad?|
Check if your new university needs a legalised diploma
|If you go abroad, the recognition of your educational documents is a major issue. For assessment, many countries will only accept legalized documents. Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO), section Diploma-recognition & Legalization, legalizes Dutch educational documents on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. For more information please visit the website of DUO-IB-Groep.|
|Thesis result: after 15 or 35 working days?|
Your supervisor has to asses the thesis within 15 working days after your submission.
For Academic year 2020-2021:
From 24 July 2021 until 5 Sept. 2021 (summer holiday period), the assessment deadline for the supervisor is extended to 35 working days.
In any case, if you submit your thesis this academic year, you can expect the result on or before 15 September 2021.
Until Friday 24 July 2021:
|For example (hand in -> supervisor submits result):|
Friday 16 July 2021 -> Friday 6 August 2021
|Saturday 24 July 2021 through Tuesday 27 July 2021:|
Extended assessment period of 35 working days
|For example (hand in -> supervisor submits result)):|
Saturday 24 July 2021 -> Friday 10 September 2021
Tuesday 27 July 2021 -> Tuesday 14 September 2021
|Wednesday 28 July 2021 through 31 August 2021:|
You can expect the result on or before Tuesday 15 September 2021.
In other words: If you hand in between Tuesday 24 July 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021, the supervisor submits the result on or before 15 September 2021 in Dorsweb.